New Year = More Play

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At its core, Playworks is all about the celebration of our very best selves.  What we have found is that the act of play is much more, much bigger than a cute thing that kids do.  Using the social and emotional tools we employ as adults to contribute to strengthening our communities, families and workspace relations, play, at recess and work, provides the foundation for the connections that shape our lives and serves as the backdrop for a strong and engaged community.

The New Year brings a renewed sense of hope and a desire for accomplishment.  At Playworks we are guided by our core values: respect, inclusion, healthy play and healthy community serve as our guiding voice in schools across Indiana.  We don’t stop at the schoolyard.  We take games and focused activities to the streets and boardrooms for neighborhoods and companies in pursuit of a play-based cultural transformation.  Collaborative and inclusive play is the platform for this type of dynamic transformation. 

You can be a part of the movement to bring healthy and inclusive play to our community everyday. In fact, the only thing we need is for YOU to get in the game!

 

 

 

Marc McAleavey

Executive Director

More Updates


March 25, 2021

Top 6 Games to Play Physically Distant with No Equipment ›

As more and more schools transition back to in-person learning, we know educators are looking for games that are physically-distant and don’t require equipment. The need for play is more important than ever due to the isolation that our kids have endured during COVID-19. Play encourages creativity, flexibility, teamwork, and other critical social skills. We’ve…

March 12, 2021

Playworks: One Year Later ›

One year ago… All of our partner schools closed their buildings and our work serving kids in schools risked coming to a halt. We knew our mission had to continue. We remained committed to providing opportunities for joy and connection through play for kids in a COVID safe way, regardless if their school was virtual,…

December 15, 2020

Top 6 Games to Play Virtually ›

Many educators have risen to the challenge of transitioning their lessons to accommodate virtual education, and Playworks has been helping educators ensure play remains in every child’s day, even online. Kids prioritize play, and with our support educators are leveraging play when teaching virtually in order to keep kids engaged, active, and to build community.…